Richmond Plunge set to reopen on Feb. 1

Summer swim lessons offered at Richmond pools
The Richmond Plunge at 1 East Richmond Ave.

The Richmond Plunge is set to reopen after undergoing repairs for the last five months.

A celebration reception for the reopening has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the famous Natatorium at 1 E Richmond Ave. The event will include refreshments, tours, schedules, demonstrations, free Aqua Zumba classes, free Family Recreation Swim and limited lap swim and water walking.

The Plunge was closed in order to repair the damaged plaster on the pool floor and the damaged wall behind the famous John Wehrle mural.

“After these phases were completed, Mr. Werhle devoted weeks of his time voluntarily re-painting large sections of the mural bringing it close to its original condition,” city officials said. “The City of Richmond and Community Services Department are particularly grateful for the hard work and dedication of John Werhle.”

The schedule of events for this Friday:

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM            Welcome reception and Acknowledgements

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM           Sailfish youth swim team practice & information/ Free Adult Lap Swim & Deep Water Walking (limited availability)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM            Free Family Recreation Swim (shallow only)

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM            Free Aqua Zumba mini class with Oscar

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM            Richmond Plunge Masters workout & information